Treasure Island

Abdul Wahab


>>>> > Unique!


If you bring forth a thought
To compare then you must wonder
What a man I am, awkward
No one is like me
Nor I resemble with any other
Not even I am like the wind you can measure
In volume or litre, my essence is not in any height either
In length and width I do not spread
Like the sun I do not shine
I am myself I need not to be rain
Nor to be a piece of diamond
I reflect I glow what I am
I am proud of my individuality
I do not like what you like me to be
Not even l like to be, like a rose you can treasure
The beauty in red or blue, my value is not in any colour either
Like sweet or sour I do not taste
Like a rivulet I do not murmur
I hate to be like any one
Not even I like to be beauty you can desire
In thirst in lust, my power is not in gory pleasure either
In sound in song I am not born
Like a bird I do not sing
I need not to be like a bright full moon
Or a piece of glittering gold
To me I am more valuable
I love to be myself
On my own right I am me that is enough
No depth of an ocean I sought
Nor I vie the might of the sky
In blazing uniqueness my glory dazzles!

Submitted: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

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  • Amitava Sur (4/18/2014 6:32:00 AM)

    If you cannot love yourself you cannot confer it to others and that is what you did here.... very nice (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (11/22/2013 8:18:00 PM)

    Love it!


    Anonymous Girl146 days ago
    The flow is amazing and the message is tremendous - great! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Besa Dede (11/8/2013 7:48:00 PM)

    Right on point! ! One could not have expressed better the magnificence of being unique.
    In blazing uniqueness my glory dazzles! I absolutely love this last stanza! Thank you for sharing.
    Best regards,
    ~Besa (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (10/30/2013 2:57:00 PM)

    You contestant people are so serious about the poetry contest conducted by poemhunter for 2013 that I see people made phone calls and send unsolicited spasm to each other and I am not left alone , but I had never asked any to vote for my poem ‘’unique ‘’ one, let alone to receive or make phone calls and I wonder how many people understood uniqueness of my poem ‘unique’ and its intrinsic and duality in meaning …simply every one went for the author for ‘’I ‘’ but this insinuates for the universe also , the poems which won prizes some are direct copy from the poems of Rabindranath Tagore (1913 Nobel prize winner) and other two are descriptive poetry without deeper meaning or have any significance or insinuations. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (10/26/2013 7:39:00 AM)

    this poem stood 66th and scored only 2.36 with 28 votes....my head, my foot, my nonsense! (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (10/22/2013 8:28:00 AM)

    awesome, even i have been researching my ancestors, to find all of the people who came together to ultimately give me life...it is so amazing to see how we are all connected, it is mindblowing.. I voted excellent :) (Report) Reply

  • Kanniappan Kanniappan (10/13/2013 5:20:00 AM)

    Fine poem conveying uniqueness with,
    I am proud of my individuality
    I do not like what you like me to be
    Not even l like to be, like a rose you can treasure. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (10/4/2013 3:40:00 AM)

    loved your write. unique write.it is more important to be self. in one of my poem i hv written your differences are infinitive. thnx for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (9/21/2013 9:18:00 AM)

    Everyone is unique in its own way. To aspire to be like others means losing your own individuality. Wonderful thoughts expressed. Excellen.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Harindhar Reddy (9/8/2013 9:02:00 AM)

    No two human are alike - be it be physically or mentally. Very quality of humans is to compare but contrast. Everybody is unique like sky and earth. My regards to poet for penning this verse! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/16/2013 4:30:00 AM)

    Because you are born as who you are...different shape than others, same to the tree...if we grow apple trees from the seeds...each seed will be different tree of different shape..none is identical..though all of them are apple trees...because beauty is come from diversity_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (8/11/2013 1:22:00 PM)

    As a human we all are unique. A philosophical write with a justified sense of pride in individuality. It frees us from all complexes. (Report) Reply

  • Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (8/4/2013 4:49:00 PM)

    every poet is unique and deserves praise! humbling oneself and yet maintaining one's self-dignity with great satisfaction is the mark of the temperament of a great poet in the making! Good poem and poetry Abdul.
    Dr John Celes (Report) Reply

  • Sadiqullah Khan (8/4/2013 3:47:00 AM)

    All your poetry is excellent but this poem stands out in thought, assertion and style. The metaphor and comparisons drawn between the individual real self and idealistic versions, gradually coming to ease with yourself, as what you are, in reality-beautiful rather, it is a smooth write, with great flow, and truly worth the subtitle, as your best poem. Thanks for inviting my attention to read this work, Wahab. (Report) Reply

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